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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hanukkah Blog Hop 2017

I am so excited to hop along for the Jewish holidays, once again, with my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends! Thank you so much for joining us! My inspiration for this card came from the adorable cups we see all around us during the winter holiday season.  I haven't seen a Hanukkah cup yet, so I decided to make my own and put them on a card!

This year we have some Hanukkah stamps in the Holiday catalog, in the set "Seasonal Lantern".  All the stamping on my card was done with that set.  I used the "coffee cup framelits" for all my die cuts.  The "twinkle and glow" sentiment is all on one line on the stamp. In order to get it to fit on the sleeve of the coffee cup I used the technique of  to covering the part of the stamp I wasn't using with masking tape, then inked it up and took the tape off before I stamped.  I found that provided a crisper image than what I got from inking it up with a marker.

Base of the card front before attaching the cups.

inside of the card

I hope you enjoy my card and all the others you see along our hop.  If you came from Pascale's blog, please hop along next to Hetty Sanders. If you came the other way please hop back to Pascale Godot.
If you get lost along the way please refer to this list of blog hop participants:

1. Pascale Godot -
2. Miriam Biegun Permut - you are here
3. Hetty Sanders -
4. Lady-Ann Honym -
5. Yapha Nussbaum Mason -
6. Nancy Stollnitz Hoetker -
7. Debby Hoffman -
8. Lois A Sweet-Friedman -
9. Randi Selinger Collins -
Thank you for joining us!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rosh Hashanah Peace

Welcome to the 2017 Rosh Hashanah blog hop! Rosh Hashanah is the Hebrew name for the Jewish new year. It is a joyous holiday where we celebrate new beginnings and is also the holiday that is the most traditional for Jewish people to send cards to one another.

My card for this blog hop uses a new stamp set and framelit bundle called "Christmas Quilt" that will be in the 2017 holiday catalog and will be availabe to order starting September 1. 

I used the two triangle framelits (nested together) to cut out the six points for my star of David, from a piece of Oh So Eclectic designer series paper.  I then glued the triangles down onto a different design from the same dsp package, and carefully cut around the star. The photo on the right shows the back view after I cut out the star.
I used a marker to ink up only the "wishing you" part of a greeting from a stamp in the Glamper Greetings set.  The Peace sentiment is from the Chritmas Quilt stamp set.
Next stop is Nancy Hoetker.  Previous stop is Yapha Mason.
In case you get lost, here is a list of everyone participating:
1. Miriam Permut
2. Nancy  Hoetker
3. Debby Hoffman
4. Hetty Sanders
5. Pascale Godot
6. Yapha Mason

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Falling Flowers Stamped Candles

I made these stamped candles today using the Falling Flowers stamp set. They are samples for a mother/daughter candle stamping workshop I am having next Sunday.  Mason jar lids are the perfect size to use as a "holder" for your finished candles.

1. stamp images with black ink on one layer of white tissue paper.
2. very gently color in with stampin write markers.
3. cut out the stamped images (doesn't need to be perfect)
4. Working on one side of your candle at a time:
place the images onto your candle and wrap waxed paper
tightly around the candle, holding it in place with one hand.
5. Heat the image with your heat gun just until it becomes
glossy and you can't see the tissue paper border. (this is
pretty quick.)
6. wait a moment for the candle to cool and gently remove the waxed paper.
7. Repeat across the surface of the candle, using a fresh
sheet of waxed paper each time.

I hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thank You for your on-line orders

I very much appreciate all the orders that come in through my on-line store.  Sometimes I receive orders where the purchaser has chosen the "no contact" option.  This is absolutely fine and I am so glad Stampin' Up! offers that option for people who prefer not to be contacted. Should you change your mind, however, and decide that you would like me to send you a catalog or let you know about upcoming events, just send me an email. I am always happy to get to know you and to help you with anything stamping related. 
:-) Miriam


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Visit my NEW Stampin' Up! blog!

My blog has a new home: 
Come visit me there!
:-) Miriam

Friday, February 24, 2012

Embellished Heart Sachet

I was inspired by my very talented friend and fellow demonstrator, Mercedes Weber, to embellish my heart sachet a bit more.  After looking at one of her samples mine looked positively naked.  That was quickly cured with a double faux bow and a vintage brad.  Much better, don't you think?!
:-) Miriam

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easy Peasy Heart Sachet

My son is finally fever free, after six days  - hooray!  We are still laying low at home, though, as neither of us is feeling too great.  I have spent a couple more days playing with MDS and ordered a few downloads.  This morning I wanted to do something tactile, however, and created this very simple heart sachet!  I used the scalloped heart from the new hearts collection framelets dies, and cut through two pieces of springtime vintage fabric (one at a time).  Then I hand stitched a running stitch all around the two front sides, back to back, adding a loop of ribbon as shown. I left an opening and stuffed it with some fiber fill.  I also crushed up half a cinnamon stick and added that to the middle of the stuffing, to give it a good smell.  Ta Da! A very quick and easy hand made little gift.

I Hope you are having a great week and that this little nugget inspires you to get out your own craft project.

:-) Miriam

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My MDS creations

Now that I've (hopefully) gotten you interested in My Digital Studio, I will show you some of the things I've created over the past two days. top: cover for a family recipe "easel style" book. Second: thank you e-mail to a customer for an on-line order.
Third: a cover for a "gratitude journal".  Last: a birthday card.

I can choose to print them at home or use Stampin' Up!'s professional printing service.  All purchases count towards a sale-a-bration freebie, which is awesome. But the best part is how fun it is to "create" on the computer.

:-) Miriam


MDS fun

I have been home with a sick child for the last several days and have taken the opportunity to play around with My Digital Studio.  For those of you who may not be familiar with mds, it is Stampin' Up!'s digital software program.  I have seen people make the most amazing scrapbook pages, cards, blog headers, and more with this program.  I have had mds for over a year and a half, and I have been the first one to admit that I have NOT had that type of success.  All I can say is that I truly have had a major mental breakthrough, and I suddenly LOVE mds!

Also, while this sounds too coincidental to be true, (but I swear it is!) Stampin' Up! is now offering a 30 day free trial of My Digital Studio express, as a computer download.  All you do is go to my online store, enter order #129600, and you will be able to download the software for free.  I will be happy to schedule a time to help you get started with a free introductory class.  I can come to your house, you can come to mine, or we can even chat over the phone as we both look at our computers.

Give it a try, you have nothing to lose.  For real.

:-) Miriam